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  1. The Sinking of the Lancastria: Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-Up

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Richard Holdcroft

    ... Richard Holdcroft The Sinking of the Lancastria: Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-Up by Jonathan Fenby Simon & Schuster, $235 In the dark days ... behind and that efforts to rescue them had resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in British history. The story has remained buried, in effect, to this day. In this his fourth book, former ...

  2. Aircraft carrier 'still not ready'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This is absolutely not the case. Harmonious society is the appreciation of diversified culture.' Qi said China faced constant threats due to territorial disputes at sea and it was proper for it to come up with a maritime defence strategy. Meanwhile, Chen said there were no plans to upgrade the Sino-US military dialogue to include Foreign Ministry diplomats, as suggested by the United ...

  3. PLA carrier's launch downplayed

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been rising steadily amid renewed territorial disputes with countries including Vietnam and the Philippines over the South China Sea. Geng said the timing of the announcement 'had nothing ... security and for peacekeeping.' However, he said China had a right to protect its maritime territory and coast, calling it 'the sacred responsibility of China's armed forces'. ...

  4. Role of 'First Shot' in events disputed

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... textbook-perfect utterances have been increasingly disputed by historians, underscoring the tumultuous nature of the event and the difficulty of piecing together what actually happened. During a recent ...

  5. Beijing signals intent to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to cause concern internationally, particularly in the US and Japan, as well as Southeast Asian countries that have maritime disputes with China. It also signals that the navy is shifting its ... It is the sacred responsibility of our armed forces to safeguard our maritime sovereignty and sea rights and interests. 'China, taking into account all the relevant factors, will seriously study ...

  6. Pirate attacks wane but Somalis still key culprits

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com The number of pirate attacks fell to 439 last year, down from 445 in 2010, but Somali pirates continued to account for most incidents, according to the International Maritime Bureau's global piracy report released yesterday. In all, 45 ships were hijacked last year, including 28 by Somali pirates, while 176 vessels were boarded and 113 ships were ...

  7. Oil drills 'better than naval ones'

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Mainland military experts say Beijing should make use of its deep-sea technology to explore and even start drilling for oil in disputed parts of the South ... in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines in the South China Sea because there were many other, peaceful approaches that Beijing could adopt, including diplomatic, economic and even ...

  8. Diplomacy the only way to solve Japan disputes

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but these protests involve Japanese citizens on the mainland being threatened and their businesses and property vandalised, all over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Whatever the merits of the dispute, physically endangering foreigners- guests in the country- is no way to move the issue forward. This is an approach that has been seen before- for example five years ago when Japanese ...

  9. Disaster for Pyongyang the outcome of any war

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... between the two countries, or at sea along the disputed maritime frontier. Suppose it escalates. What would a full-scale war between North and South Korea look like? We are told that North Korea ...

  10. Dialogue resumes but tensions still mounting

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... over the territorial dispute are still running high, however, even as diplomats make goodwill gestures, with a newspaper run by the People's Liberation Army warning China will not let its ...




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